DISASTERS

4 dead mourned in Mississippi storm as living begin recovery

  • Liquor store owner Cynthia Holland says she’ll repair her liquor store in Petal, Mississippi, following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Holland, though, says she’s worried about money and what her employees will do while the store is closed. . Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes and 30 businesses were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

    Liquor store owner Cynthia Holland says she’ll repair her liquor store in Petal, Mississippi, following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Holland, though, says she’s worried about money and what her employees will do while the store is closed. . Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes and 30 businesses were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)  (The Associated Press)

  • A house is caved in along Collins Road in Petal, Mississippi, following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

    A house is caved in along Collins Road in Petal, Mississippi, following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cody Poole climbs out of a window in his family’s severely damaged home in Petal, Mississippi, after looking for clothing. Poole says that’s also how he and family members exited the home following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

    Cody Poole climbs out of a window in his family’s severely damaged home in Petal, Mississippi, after looking for clothing. Poole says that’s also how he and family members exited the home following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)  (The Associated Press)

Families are mourning four people who died in a tornado that plowed a 25-mile path across southern Mississippi as the living begin to look to recovery.

Two of those killed Saturday were relatives: a grandfather who died in a trailer park and a grandson who died in bed at home. Hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed in Hattiesburg. The neighboring city of Petal may be even harder hit, proportionally.

William Carey University is looking for a place to hold classes, after the storm damaged most of the buildings on its Hattiesburg campus.

Utilities warn power restoration could be protracted in areas where poles were snapped, even as crews worked into the night. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney estimates insured damage will top $200 million.